Parents this is my body broken for you

This is my body. Given up for you.

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | February 3, 2011

The bodiliness of parenting young children. The meaning of the words from the Eucharistic prayer—“This is my body, given up for you”—have taken on a profoundly different meaning after the experiences of bearing, birthing, and nursing a child. I remember being overwhelmed with emotion (and postpartum hormones, no doubt) at the first few Masses I went…


a baptism anniversary: the third moment

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | September 28, 2010

One year ago today, we baptized our first child.  One, two, three plunges of a wriggling baby into the waters of new life. Not just a symbolic act, but a sacramental transformation that forever changed his relationship to us, to the Church, to God. Today I’ve been reflecting on what it means to live out…

being doing mother

what i do / who i am

By Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 16, 2010

I think a lot about vocation. I’m paid to do that, actually. Working on this practical theology project on vocation and the professions leads me – unsurprisingly – to reflect on my own vocation(s) quite often. My days flow like this, from mothering to theologizing and back again, a steady, winding stream. The baby plays,…